UCSD Alumni Technical Talk and Reception

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
5:00pm - 7:30pm

~ Network with fellow alumni ~
~ Learn about exciting research at the Jacobs School ~
~ Explore career opportunities at Cymer ~

Frieder Seible

Dean, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

Miroslav Krstic

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Founding Director Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics
UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

Extremum Seeking Control:

From Bacteria Seeking Nutrients to Gain-Hungry Lasers

Extremum seeking (ES) is a method for model-free real-time optimization of dynamic systems, whose origins trace back to biology, where cells (including bacteria) use ES to search for nutrients or light. Dormant through the decades dominated by model-based optimization, ES was revived in the late 1990s by Professor Krstic. His and his students' advances in ES methodology have led to applications of ES in engines, fusion, accelerators, lasers, wind turbines, photovoltaics, autonomous vehicles, and other applications where ES is an alternative to manual tuning of setpoints and system parameters. Krstic will review the history, basic ideas, and new applications of extremum seeking.

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17075 Thornmint Court
San Diego, CA 92127

Spouses/guests welcome

RSVP by June 14th »

Inquiries: Tatis Cervantes Aiken,, 858-822-6968

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